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David Stockman, March 15, and the Debt Ceiling

With Congress set to vote March 15th on raising the US debt ceiling here are some unsettling words from former White House budget director under Ronald Reagan, David Stockman:

“There will not be Obamacare repeal and replace. There will be no tax cut. There will be no infrastructure stimulus. There will be just one giant fiscal bloodbath over a debt ceiling that has to be increased and no one wants to vote for.”

Mr. Stockman foresees a distinct potential for government shutdown on the near horizon, a Republican tactic I tend to assume is dress rehearsal for the real and final thing so that we’ll all say, oh please please set up global government, the chaos is way too big to handle by a government founded way back in 1776!

It’s the Hegelian Dialect in action. But this American is not saying, please please. Are you?

Even so, astrological Neptune often acts in insidious ways–like on March 12th, 3 days before the March 15th vote, when a culmination occurs under a Full Moon @22Vir13 – conjunct US natal Neptune (22Vir25) of 1776.

This trio forms an interesting midpoint picture – Sun-Moon = Neptune: ‘delusions about what you can do or how hard you will work to do it’ (Munkasey). The March 2017 Full Moon shines brightly upon America’s Neptune which squares our natal Mars in Gemini, a problematic square suggesting such issues as ‘the fog of war’ and misdirected or misguided energy. Plus, impulsively planned activities are a constant caution with a Mars-Neptune square along with confused perceptions that lead to mistakes.

And the Sun-Moon midpoint potentials of March 12th in relation to Politics and Business? ‘Taking the country into new directions, the international reputation of the country, and/or smears on the national reputation‘.

Sounds just like just what Republican politicians intend for America. Oh, and there’s another potential: reading the attitude of the people when making national policy.

Well, if that were the case (as it should be) we’d have a functioning republic that uses tax payer monies to fund the needs of the country we have instead of waging perpetual war on behalf of the futuristic Utopian global society the power elite is in process of forcing upon us.

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Written by Jude Cowell

March 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm

What’s up at Jude’s Threshold?

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to post here and though withdrawal symptoms have set in, my blogging schedule has yet to return to normal because a new baby arrives home from the hospital in about an hour so you can imagine how busy my family members are these days, including me!

There’s a casserole in the oven (waiting for my Italian-food-loving daughter Maya) and her hubby, plus, there’s a 6-year old running about and wondering what’s for lunch (as they will do.)

Meanwhile, Politics and Campaign 2012 keep rolling along and though I’m keeping up with the news, I have little chance to write about anything–except for a few exceptions recently published over at Stars Over Washington, my Political Astrology blog where you’ll find Max Igan videos, political videos and links, astro-notes, politicians’ natal planets, and more.

One change while I’ve been non-blogging, however, is a new addition to my TV-watching habit on Current TV, the 9 am edt broadcast by Stephanie Miller and crew so check her out if you haven’t for “politically direct” conversation, interesting guests, and an opportunity to call in and express yourself on the political and social topics of the day.

Now–please pass the Pampers! ;p

Super Congress’ 5-year Secret Farm Bill

To insert or not to insert: America’s ‘Super’ Committee (or, ‘Super Congress’, as I think of it) is said to have had its deliberations impregnated by a Secret Farm Bill full of a cornucopeia of agricultural subsidies for special interests as US food security and supplies are politicized once again.

Speaking astrologically, can we be surprised by such strong-arming of food supply legislation by powerful forces when the US natal horoscope reveals asteroid Ceres (nurturing; food; grains; milk; mother; family; security needs; the Ceres archetype is integrally associated with America’s founding through the stars of Virgo, sign of US natal Neptune, planet of visions and idealism) conjoined with one of the primary significators of Plutocracy and oppression: the oligrachic Pluto/Chiron midpoint of Corporatism, where their energies blend most perfectly.

Mama Mia?

If like me, you’ve walked into America’s grocery stores for years and thought, What food can I buy that won’t harm my family’s health? then you’ve unconsciously felt the powerful influence of our natal midpoint picture–Pluto/Chiron = Ceres–US food ‘safety’ and supplies at the mercy of global corporatists with a larger agenda than topping America’s Apple Pie with delicious ice cream.

The specter of food contamination, adulteration, and poisoning as policy is part of the strong-arming, DNA- manipulating picture as well with these global gangsters and their agents, some of whom lobby on Capitol Hill–and write bills. (See ALEC Exposed.)

And since Pluto is the higher octave (frequency) of Mars and both rule Scorpio, the spider archetype applies when answering the question: what can possibly be nurturing about the oppression, ruthlessness, brutality, and disenfranchisement of Plutocracy?

Maybe it’s the spider to the fly where, once entangled in a web of promises and lies–cushy perhaps, yet deadly–the fly struggles to break loose from the gossamer bonds that bind.

My suspicion is that more details will be revealed about the ‘Secret Farm Bill’, and of course, the Super Committee/Congress under the supernal rays of the December 10, 2011 Lunar Eclipse @ 18Gem11 which is ruled by Mercury and so relates to mercurial matters such as journalism, blogging, news, writers, speeches and orators, young people, trade, commerce, transport, thinking and planning, and the like.

Click to view the horoscope set for the White House and showing a Virgoan Mars, planet of conflict and war–and ruled by Mercury bwo Virgo, posited in the Lunar Eclipse’s 8th house of Shared Resoures, Big Business, Debt and Credit, and apex (focal) planet of a double T-Square pattern.

But even closer to the due date of the Super Committee’s recommendations (Nov 23) is the Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 which has a ‘peculiar turn of events’ vibe and rather sinister energies and is ruled by Jupiter Rx bwo Sagittarius. Jupiter Rx may describe in part the withholding of funds and huge ‘cuts’ the 12 Committee members are meant to identify and perpetrate–unless the US Congress unbinds itself from the web of deficit recommendations.

So if you have a mo, please check out the horoscope and let me know what you think either here or at my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington.

You don’t have to speak Astrologese to read!

Paul Ryan collected SS benefits until age 18

Oh Ye of Massive Hypocrisy!

Speaking of gooses, ganders, and sauce, perhaps you’ve heard the news that entitlement-hating Paul Ryan collected Social Security benefits until age 18 due to his father’s death and saved them so he could pay for college.

Admirable!

And that seems perfectly fine to me except that now he’s using his education and slavish Ayn-Randiness in an attempt to toss seniors, the disabled, and ill Americans into the streets to fund future tax breaks for the rich class he now works for!

This reminds me of Reagan’s attitude toward the poor and ill yet it was FDR’s New Deal that gave Reagan’s father a job when the family needed help the most.

Well, FDR’s SS program works really well, doesn’t it? (And has nothing to do with the US deficit or debt load.)

So I guess Ryan’s Path to Prosperity can’t be taken but by the very few…just don’t ask too many questions about how they took their first steps because you might find FDR leading the way.

Written by Jude Cowell

April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Ever read, Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein?

If you missed Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein, the May 1949 essay may have something important to say to us in 2011 especially given the horrendous state of our national institutions compliments of Wall Street and the Big Banks, national, and to some extent, local, politicians, and any other tentacle (or branch) of the global crime syndicate network that got the world into the financial and societal messes it’s in.

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Astro-Note: several planetary factors and actors represent levels of class warfare/disenfranchisement/primal violence tactics used by Plutocracy in an Astrology map, but it’s the duo of Pluto with Chiron that says it all in one neat package. The last time they met in Great Conjunction was on Dec 30, 1999 @ 11Sag23; prior to that, another important meeting took place on May 21, 1884 @ 29Tau31. There are many things to be said about both hook-ups as they relate to societal and financial conditions, then and now. I hope eventually to have a chance to discuss the Pluto/Chiron topic with you more fully.

As for Socialism, a discussion on the Saturn (government; authority; management) and Neptune (secret; hidden; the masses; the media; propaganda; oil, gas, and water) combination of planetary energies would be of interest as well for together they may signify Socialism and/or Communism.

Should Sarah Palin drink more?

Actually, I have no idea if the former half-term governor drinks at all. I don’t. Even so, I’m feeling a bit manipulated by the alcoholic beverage industry after reading that a new study shows that drinking makes you smarter.

So I apologize for this post’s title. But given the new study’s conclusion, I was just thinking that if Sarah Palin ever wants to run for public office again, she may want to start her binges NOW.

Here in psycho-drugged America

Wow, my fellow Americans! I had no idea that we’re a such a psycho-drugged nation, especially since the rise of Prozac beginning in 1996.

Doctors are prescribing (distributing) psycho-drug combos at an alarming rate, too, with no studies on how their combinination of chemicals affects the human body.

One thing we can know since it’s America: ‘someone’ is making mega-bucks on this unfortunate, health-altering trend. And the victims aren’t paying close attention to what Washington and Wall Street are up due to their drug-induced hazes – and just at the time when we most need the populace to be alert and cognizant.

Its’ my belief that with this trend our psycho-drugged, unhappy-with-government citizens are being disenfranchised from participating in our ‘democracy’ which can’t hide its true oligarchic face much longer.

And soon, it won’t have to.

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